ILLUMINA VOICES was established in 2008 by Rosemary Nairn OAM who remained its Music Director until June 2014. Upon her retirement, Deborah Munro was Music Director until December 2016. The choir is now under the direction of Glenda Lynelle with accompanist Helen Angove.
With between forty and fifty members ILLUMINA VOICES has built a reputation as a dynamic and popular women's choir in South Australia. The focus is on choral excellence and striving for perfection in a challenging and rewarding learning environment. At the same time choristers enjoy friendship and support within a dedicated and vibrant group of women.
The choir presents two major concerts each year with programs selected from a broad repertoire of show tunes, swing, spirituals and sacred, classical, folk and contemporary music. ILLUMINA VOICES has developed a unique presentation style with movement, percussion, ensembles and visuals to complement each performance.
ILLUMINA VOICES has been invited to sing at Kernewek Lowender (Cornish Festival) in Moonta and with Adelaide Harmony Choir in their Anzac Day Concert "To the Fallen". We have hosted two visiting choirs, The Arcadian Lamplighters from NSW and Women of Note from Victoria. We have also enjoyed a weekend choral workshop with Australian composer Paul Jarman.
In February 2015 ILLUMINA VOICES was part of the Adelaide Fringe with three performances of "Around the World in 80 Minutes" including one at Victor Harbor.
ILLUMINA VOICES is a not for profit organisation and proudly supports community health projects with donations from concerts and other fund raising activities.
To provide an enlightening, educational and supportive social environment for members
To develop exceptional choral skills and a unique presentation style across a broad cross-section of music
To sing in an atmosphere of friendship and respect
To support community health projects associated with women, children and families